Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

So Much Fun

Slept okay. Spook climbed onto my leg for a moment at 6:40, then ran off. Checking the webcams today she was in plain sight most of the time, either in the bedroom or office cat beds, on the cat tree looking out the porch window or perched in the bay window.

Work commute was a bit of a slog, whoever designed the 101 interchanges must have had mortal combat in mind. All of the on-ramps happen just before the off-ramps, so incoming has to battle outgoing. Hwy 85 especially is designed for maximum obstruction, two incoming lanes become one "exit-only" lane which I need to get into to make my exit.

Worked in the hole all day, finished up the smoke test, sent the results to Boss. I did some of the half-hour video playing tests, one of them impressed me - casting 4K Youtube videos to a TV from an Android phone. Looked brilliant. Reading the docs, it turns out the person at Google in charge of that feature is someone I gave a job to at a streaming media company which was later bought by Microsoft, where he worked for a long time after I bailed. I suspect we'll meet up one of these days. It was an interesting hire. His father was the CEO, and he's Jr., but the parental units were long ago divorced and she raised him. His dad's latest wife had been in rehab with the friend I took to the company cruise. Small world.

Took my breaks again. Lunch was Safeway pulled pork & macncheese, the pork was horrible - way too spicy - but the mac was okay. Dessert was an apple turnover, nuked for 30 seconds, probably only needed 12.

Straight home by back roads at 5:30, lots of traffic, and people DWS.

Found Spook in the bathroom. Had done laundry, unloaded the dryer and put the whites away. Pulled T-shirts for the trip, and undies and socks. The dino knapsack is ready. No laptop this trip, probably just the tablet. And camera with 50mm fixed lens & extra batteries. And chargers. Made reservations for park n fly at the Doubletree in SJ. Will need to leave work at about 4:30 Friday. Should not be a problem.

Watched the next Sherlock episode. 15 minutes of content in an hour and a half. 30 minutes of horribly bad angsty special effects. Nice to see Cumberbatch's very talented parents playing his parents.

Dinner was my favorite Marie C chicken. Ice cream sandwich for dessert. Diet orange soda.

Oh and I also ordered a pair of slip-on shoes by the same company which made the short boots I have been wearing and enjoying but are a PIA to put on. And also ordered a Canon ink cartridge which for some reason they don't include in their refill kit for my printer.

Plans for tomorrow:
Maybe duck over to the Pear Avenue Theater for a show. Probably need to make reservations, it's a small theater.
Put some gas in the tank. Friday's driving will drain the battery before I get to the airport parking lot.

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